|Project by sharad||posted 02-13-2008 08:39 PM||1178 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This project is another example of how discarded wood was used for making a useful furniture piece. My wife had asked me to make a teapoy very urgently and of light weight so that it can be moved by her easily. I had a block board which became useless when it accidentally got wet in rain. Normally this would have gone as junk.. Out of curiosity I had removed the two layers of plywood and found that strips of wood were sandwiched in between. After cleaning them with a plane they were found to be good white strips of very light weight neatly cut. I could not dare to discard such a good wood and thought of using it for something in the future. Here I got the opportunity to use it for the construction of teapoy. I could easily find a suitable piece of plywood and a decorative laminate from the remains of my earlier projects and decided to make the teapoy on the lines of Robinson Crusoe, because of urgency. I made a plan and cut the necessary lengths from the block board strips and nailed them to make the supporting frame for the teapoy. This hardly took 2 hours. The laminate had to be fixed on the plywood with Fevicol, a wood adhesive used for the purpose. It had to be kept for about six hours for drying before it was fixed on the frame, again, with adhesive and couple of nails. The teapoy was ready and was very light in weight and my wife was delighted to have it on time. Later on I reinforced the frame by using some woodscrews and now it is quite sturdy.
-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein